Michael Conlon Killed by Newton Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
16 Lincoln St.
Mapping Police Violence:

Police responded at 1:43 p.m. to a 911 call reporting a robbery at Indulge!, a candy store. Officers arrived to find Michael Conlon with a knife. Newton officers fired a beanbag shotgun and State Police used a Taser in an effort to incapacitate Conlon. Two Newton officers shot and killed Conlon.

Agency: Newton Police Department

Motive: Robbery

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Michael Conlon

Death Date: January 5, 2021

County: Middlesex

Geography: Urban

Gender: Male

Age: 28

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6507

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